Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 13, 2011. The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 11 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
Sgt. Edward J. Frank II, 26, of Yonkers, N.Y.
Spc. Jameel T. Freeman, 26, of Baltimore, Md.
Spc. Patrick L. Lay II, 21, of Fletcher, N.C.
Spc. Jordan M. Morris, 23, of Stillwater, Okla.
Pfc. Rueben J. Lopez, 27, of Williams, Calif.